Missouri Attorney general Josh Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an announcement by Attorney General Josh Hawley  a Natural Disaster Rapid Response Team in the Attorney General’s Office is forming to help victims of the flooding that has devastated the state.

“We are mobilizing all available resources to help Missourians protect themselves and their families after this terrible flooding,” Hawley said. “Our attorneys and consumer advocates are here to help you get back on your feet. And we are here to go after scam artists and fraudsters who would prey upon the vulnerable.”

The new Rapid Response Team will respond to consumer complaints and take immediate action against scam artists and fraudsters. They will also work with banks to provide relief for consumers facing mortgage payments while dealing severe home damage and coordinate with the Department of Insurance and other agencies to help consumers navigate the insurance process and facilitate consumer claims.

Consumers can contact the Rapid Response Team at 1-800-392-8222.

Attorney General Hawley is also sending lawyers and advocates to Red Cross shelters and agency resources centers in flood-ravaged areas.

Hawley commented, “To those harmed by this disaster, we want to do all we can to help you. Please contact us. We are here to work on your behalf.”